sure looks like him!! long lean torso is familiar too! lol, but i dont think he was discovered as yet? he may have been working as prop boy in 28 but he wasnt known as john wayne yet in 28, even in his first earlies 1930s serials he was listed a mariam morrison still. ill have a look see to refresh! lol I don't quite remember if he started doing the serials in the early thirties or late 20s?